A portrait of each of our children, each week of the year 2014.
James gets mistaken for a girl everywhere we go, no matter what he’s wearing. He’s been called a girl in a full on Batman costume, superman slippers, suspenders (which, yes, would all look cute on a girl, too) …. no matter how much of a boy I dress him like, he’s still a girl to the world. It’s got to be his hair and big eyes. And his beautiful face. And size. He’s beensy. My beensy litle beautiful boy. I have been a tad worried lately that he might have something like diabetes because he drinks more water than a full grown male camel. I looked it up and became less worried (first time Google has resolved my concerns instead of making them worse…). The kid just loves his water. Not a bad thing to love! It just makes for a lot of washed sheets from nightly leaks. Not complaining, though.
Charlie has been such a chill baby but has been having a hard time lately. He’s still super smiley, but doesn’t sleep as well at night and isn’t as content to sit and play with toys. I swear you can be teething for months and months with out any sign of teeth popping out! He loves it when I hold him and snuggle him. It really helps him feel better. It calms my soul, too, when I remember to just forget everything I have to get done and simply exist in the moment with my snuggly little babe. I just want to take him all in. I was obsessed with James as a baby, too, but I feel more protective of Charlie, or something. I think it has to do with how high risk my pregnancy was with him. I think of him being scared or sad or lonely and I just want to throw up. I cannot handle the idea of that. As a result, he gets held and loved on a whole bunch. By all of us. And everyone wins!
These photos are from a little hike we took this past week.